# How do you solve 36/12=x/2?

Sep 9, 2016

$x = 6$

#### Explanation:

We have: $\frac{36}{12} = \frac{x}{2}$

Let's cross-multiply:

$\implies \left(36\right) \left(2\right) = \left(x\right) \left(12\right)$

$\implies 72 = 12 x$

$12 x = 72$

Then, to solve for $x$, let's divide both sides of the equation by $12$:

$\implies x = 6$